Generanl Information


The ELSI(Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications)Center was established in April, 2021 with Professor Osamu Sudo as a Director.
The mission is to solve various social issues by pursuing the legal system, ethical viewpoints, and social conditions necessary to build a society that can coexist with scientific innovation such as Artificial Intelligence (AI).


(1)Academic Research Collaboration
The research on Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) will be promoted in collaboration with researchers from different disciplines such as social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, engineering, and mathematical sciences.

(2)Industry-University-Government Collaboration
The ELSI Center provides a forum for academic and practical research on ELSI issues faced by industry, government, and academia as well as ELSI measures necessary for Japan to align globally, as a hub function for industry-government-academia collaboration.

(3)Human Resource Development
The ELSI Center provides the skills and knowledge necessary to respond to the ELSI issue. We contribute to the development of the next generation of human resources by responding to requests for human resource development from companies, government agencies, and other outside the university community in general.